I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will - and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.
To sum up: 1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute. 2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it. 3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
H. L. Mencken
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
To YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the loyal opposition.
Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
George Bernard Shaw
I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin.